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About the Position
Position:
879 - Volunteer Visitor > 'In person' with seniors > June START!
Organization:
Position Address:
Bolton, Caledon, Orangeville, at the senior's residence
Location:
Caledon

Goal

Our Friendly Visiting Program grew out of our Meal Delivery Program, as we grew to realize that a visit can be as important as a meal! The loss of friends, siblings, and spouses can leave a senior feeling isolated. Poor health or poor mobility can restrict a senior's ability to get out and maintain social connections. Through the Friendly Visiting Program, we are able to offer our seniors opportunities for interaction that include visiting, social-recreational activities, gentle exercise, or lunch with a volunteer in their own homes.


Description

Caledon Meals on Wheels needs Volunteer Visitors to visit seniors in Bolton, Caledon, and Orangeville areas:

  • Volunteers will visit with a client in client's home on a weekly basis (in certain circumstances, 'telephone chats' may be an alternative way to 'visit')
  • Volunteers are asked to commit to ONE HOUR PER WEEK
  • A visit could include talking, social-recreational activities, gentle exercise, or lunch

If this is an opportunity you would enjoy, we would love to hear from you!

You are invited to apply through the CMOW website (see Social Media, below), or through Volunteer MBC, as a client with a 'profile' within its Referral System. Clients can click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' to send your name/contact information to CMOW in respect of this volunteering opportunity. After you apply, as a precaution, please monitor your email (incl. 'Junk/Spam' folders) and leave space on your voicemail for communications from CMOW.

PLEASE APPLY AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY. Thank you!


Benefits

Volunteer Visiting is a great way to meet new people, other volunteers and clients, and make a difference in the lives of those that would benefit from a visit + Excellent introductory volunteering opportunity for those interested in a career related to caregiving for older adults 


Qualifications

  • Minimum Age -18
  • You're friendly, engaging, conversational, plus you care about keeping seniors 'connected' to their local community
  • Your oral English is excellent (fluency in other languages welcome)
  • Since this is mainly an 'in person' volunteering opportunity, you have ongoing access to a reliable form of transportation in the Bolton/Caledon/Orangeville areas
  • You're available for the next 4 to 6 MONTHS, and you're able and committed to keep an agreed volunteering schedule (see TIME COMMITMENT, below)
  • CMOW requires a Police Vulnerable Sector Check of all our volunteers (because you'll be helping seniors), and we can help you with that process
  • Visiting a senior requires Proof of Vaccination

SCREENING of applicants will be remote/virtual (Tel/Email/Online interviewing) unless otherwise advised.

Min Age: 18   
Police Check: Required   
Resume:Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Required


Time Commitment
This is a Medium Term (4 - 6 months) commitment starting 2022-05-31
Shifts are available on the following days
 - Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon

FLEXIBLE (WEEKLY, Monday through Friday, mornings/afternoons): Anticipated is one visit per week, for 1 hour, precise schedule worked out with our Program Supervisor and the senior(s) assigned. ALSO, monthly 'check ins' with CMOW (usually by phone), plus ongoing TRAINING (refresh) and support.


Training

ORIENTATION and TRAINING provided to successful candidates. The CMOW's Program Coordinator will accompany Volunteer to the first visit with client.

YEARLY 'refresher' TRAINING


More Details
Areas of Interest: Sports & Recreation, Food Services, Social Media, Life Skills & Accessibility, Senior Support
Accessibility: Unknown, Not Accessible
Ideal for: Individuals, Newcomers, Older Adults



How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.cmow.org
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Caledon-Meals-on-Wheels/186306238170055?ref=tn_tnmn
http://@CaledonMOW
http://youtu.be/vU0pz-A_pPA
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